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Dave Pete's carving log


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I decided to join in on the carving practice. New skills comes in handy. Picked up two sets of blanks and an NRG membership at the same time. Seemed like a good idea at the time...


I have used a cut yardstick as my mounting blocks. Cheap and easy to cut to size. I sanded off most of the printing before gluing on the blanks. For glue I used Weldbond. I tested the glue to verify it would come apart if soaked in alcohol before mounting the blanks.


Carving glue to block - 2 pieces.JPG


Carving Glue up - 3.JPG


I should have scrapped off the excess glue when I mounted them. some of the glue got on the side of the blanks making it harder to carve. I did use a weight on top of the stack to get a good bond. 


Carving glue up.JPG


First results.. not yet finalized. Used a #11 blade knife for most of it. Used a small burr bit by hand for the 4 indentations.


Carving small - first carving.JPG


Edited by DavePete, 24 November 2016 - 09:59 PM.

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Waiting for the continuation!

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Good start, Dave. Don't forget the 'stop cuts' where the branches leave the stalk. They add more depth.

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Good start, don't stop now

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